Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT)
Offered through Human Studies
@ Florissant Valley | Forest Park | Meramec | Wildwood
Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions. The chance to take part in the education of future generations of children and to have a career in which you can make a significant difference in the lives of your students are two of the major reasons many people are drawn to this career. For students who are interested in teaching as a career, and for those who want to acquire a strong foundation of educational concepts and skills before transferring to a four-year college program, St. Louis Community College has developed an Associate of Arts degree in Teaching. The courses in this program meet teacher certification requirements, are approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and are fully transferable to many Missouri four-year colleges.
The recommended academic plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree.
The general education courses included in this program are included in Missouri's state-wide CORE 42 framework. This guarantees that the general education courses you complete are fully transferable to all public colleges and universities across the state. Please follow the recommended academic plan to make sure your classes will count! If you have any questions, please see an academic advisor.
The Associate of Arts in Teaching degree curriculum consists of five core courses that are required of all teachers regardless of grade level or subject area they are planning to teach. Courses have been designed in collaboration with four-year colleges statewide so that their content parallels closely to what local universities offer their students in the first two years.
Faculty and Staff
St. Louis Community College expands minds and changes lives every day by offering high-quality educational experiences leading to degrees, certificates, employment, university transfer and life-long learning.
Hands on Experience
The program includes an emphasis on observation and participation in local school classrooms. The teaching profession with field experience course provides students with an opportunity to experience the day-to-day activities of veteran elementary, middle school and high school teachers.
Overall employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is projected to grow seven percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Rising student enrollment should increase demand for kindergarten and elementary teachers, but employment growth will vary by region.